Wikipedia says the FA Cup is now accepting some clubs at level 11/step 7. According to Wikipedia, level 9/step 5 has 290 clubs, level 10/step 6 has 323 clubs, and level 11/step 7 has 717 clubs. That's a total of 1,330 clubs of which 408 of them (30.7%) will play in the 2011-2012 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round on 20 August 2011. The Extra Preliminary Round winners will join the clubs in level 8/step 4 in the Preliminary Round. FA Cup games will be played every other week from the Extra Preliminary Round through the First Round Proper, which is a total of seven rounds. The gaps between when rounds are played get bigger after that.